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CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
, hopefully the situation with jesse jackson junior and his wife will be straightened out. we need to be mindful of our congressmen and people in politics to make sure that they are taking care of -- number two, i would like to make a comment that we need to make sure that we are -- our congress, rather, is paying attention to what is about to take place with the automatic spending cuts, and we need to make sure the military is secure and not to cut too much of the military. host: that is monica in homestead. larry in hernando, mississippi, a democrat. seco last night, -- caller: last night we heard about getting out of her recession. these republicans are going to destroy the tax base, so we will be in a mess. i am a 56-year-old army veteran , and i think we are going back to the wild west. only police officers should be able to carry weapons. if you are going hunting, you should have to call the state and say you are going hunting. otherwise, we are definitely going back to the wild, wild west. host: have you ever owned a gun privately? caller: i own guns now. host: do you think you
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
. >> thank you. >> after president-elect andrew jackson's wife died in december of 1828, her niece, emily donaldson, assumed the role of first lady. >> emily was perfect. for all the negatives washington had to say about andrew jackson, they loved emily. and she sort of covered everything. she was the women all liked her. and as it happened, the women's opinions meant more than people thought in washington. but she -- emily became the -- his acting first lady. she entertained beautifully. she was polished. some people thought she's from the country. she knew exactly how do things. >> emily donaldson, one of the women who served as first lady in c-span's new series, "first ladies, influence and image. in a first of its kind project tore television, season one begin this is monday, presidents' day, at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> we have had a habit in this country if i may say this now of glossing over presidents. we decided, some people, they are bald eagles and they all have to be treated as if they are symbols of the country. what that m
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm EST
. sheila jackson lee, as much time as she may consume. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman for vutch -- very much and thank him for convening this bold, historic special order. it's historic because it's led by the honorable john conyers, who has walked the historic steps that generated the actual passing of the voting rights act of 1965. i think it is appropriate to put on the record again as we've done often, that mr. conyers is the only elected firm, certainly member of the united states congress that can claim that they were endorsed by dr. martin luther king jr. i know that the honorable bobby scott and myself admire that and have benefited from the deep knowledge that john conyers has on these important issues. i would offer in my brief commentary this afternoon, to try to track the vitality of the voting rights act in a series of re-authorizations, that people can actually see that this is not legislation of whiners, this is not legislation that is not in love with america, does not believe in the freedom of america's values and choice and being able to vote unencumbered
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 7:00am EST
congressional district, the army base at fort jackson and columbia is expected to lose $75 million. the savannah river site will be forced to furlough hardworking employees, install critical -- and stall critical missions due to a possible $200 million cuts. both of these cuts will endanger our national security. the president and the senate have refused to negotiate until a possible solution until today. house republicans have voted twice to avoid sequestration. our nation has a spending problem, and we must address these issues before it is too late and our debt spirals out of control. the president should change course and begin working with both houses of congress to tackle the national debt which threatens american families. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. barrow: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, in a few hours the so-called sequest
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
. it amazes me. host: in the chicago sun-times morning on the front page, the story of jesse jackson junior with the headline -- read more about the trials and tribulations of representative jesse jackson, jr. we are talking about your view of the economic recovery. we have a couple of more tweets that have come in. let us go back to the founds. rick, oklahoma, on our line for republicans. caller: this country is and one heck of a shape. when clinton was in office, we were in good shape. when bush got in, we went downhill. our president talks about taking us over the edge. not only that, we have gotten into two wars that we cannot pay for. i was about $1.2 trillion or so. when we got out of iraq, nothing has changed there. i do not see what will change and afghanistan. we give people tax breaks, the rich people for the past 11 years. how much has that cost? we have a dysfunctional congress. we have a republican-controlled congress that has been in power for over two years. they have not done anything. they want to bring -- blame the president for the jobs. host: on the front page of
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
, democrat. go ahead. is jackson your favorite? caller: it's richard nixon, because he's such a devilish character, but he also did stuff like opening up china. host: all right. we're featuring nixon on american history tv. you can watch on c-span3. we will look at his legacy and the 1993 atf raid in waco, texas. long beach, independent caller, neal. you are on the air? moving on. charles, atlanta, georgia, democrat, hi. caller: hi. our greatest president was john f. kennedy, by far. the reason is because he gave us the good society speech in which he warned americans about the secret societies that were determined to take over america and the change america fundamentally. he was the only president that had the guts to look out for americans. we failed him because we did not find our who was behind the assassination of our president. host: all right. butch in st. petersburg, florida, a democrat, hi. caller: my favorite president is barack obama, because of the things that he has accomplished. so many people came to washington for his inauguration. when the first was elected, he also was
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
was created. andrew jackson basically ended its charter. there's a long history of mistrust in parts of the united states about the central bank and what it does. back in the derickson and hamilton days, a lot of the farm state bankers did not trust the first bank of the united states. -- back in the days of jefferson and hamilton. there is a federal reserve board in washington made up of seven governors and chairman who is ben bernanke. then there are 12 regional fed banks. they're all part of this federal reserve system. the regional fed bank, every chartered bank of the united states has to pay in capital to the federal reserve banks and in return they get a dividend. but these are not banks the way we think of commercial banks. the federal reserve bank of new york is not like citigroup out there trying to earn big profits to return to shareholders. their job is to manage the money supply. it is also to be a lender of last resort in a crisis, which is what the federal reserve did in 2007. when there is a run on a bank, when depositors flee the banking system because they are scare
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 10:00am EST
mississippi on our independent line. caller: good morning. actually, i am from jackson, and that is for the capital is. i am retired in 2009. it is a good thing. i was a civil servant. now in the state house, there is legislation or some young republicans want to phase out our state retirement program for civil servants. there's house bill 486 that allows people to just elect if they want to contribute to like a personal retirement system instead of the state retirement. host: as far as your first novel -- a personal plan, is that grandfathered from this legislature? caller: i have read most of the bill. it is just in committee. yes, they would probably grandfather me in because i am retired. but the same thing is it will hurt the retirement system because it will bleed people off of it. host: you don't have to mention specifics, but what does that look like? he received a monthly benefit? caller: it is about $1,300. i say that probably about $30,000. i am set up in a way. host: are you going to tax social security? caller: i am 58, so it will be awhile. host: what did you do? calle
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
of absence requested for mr. culberson of texas for today, and ms. jackson lee of texas for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the gentleman from arizona, mr. franks, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. franks: i thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, my comments today are heavily contribute to from author of the nature of war, ron tyra. i want to acknowledge him. he's a noted military expert, noted national security expert, and i appreciate so very much his seminal contribution to these comments. mr. speaker, a nuclear iran poses a severe and unfamiliar risk to the united states and its allies. we have to be very careful not to mistakenly assume that a relatively stable balance of deterrence, similar to the nuclear equilibrium between the united states and the soviet union during the cold war can be achieved with iran. a nuclear iran represents a very different type of threat that simply cannot be managed. a nuclear iran would serve to incentivize
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm EST
everything i did before. i went skiing in jackson hole, wyoming. but there are some people who can't do these things. wake up in a morning and see a different face and i feel fortunate and lucky to have the recovery i did which allowed me to get to the point where i can become an advocate and share my story with people like you and your viewers. host: why do you think we have had a series of mass chootings, whether it is virginia tech, aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut? guest: a part of that deals with easy access to firearms. there are too many people who leave their guns accessible to children or those with dangerous mental illness and sell guns to strangers without background checks. we should change that and improve that. i wanted to work with the brady campaign and spend time up here in congress. i think there is a lot of factors. but i think the one that separates us from the modern industrialize fd world is our accessibility to firearms. host: these are 2011 numbers, the most recent we were able to obtain from the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms which gives you the a
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
friend, the distinguished gentleman from texas, mrs. jackson lee. >> the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. -- gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. i thank my good friend on the rules committee who is the manager of this particular rule. in essence, bringing the still to the floor of the house -- your the discourse about this, because many times, this discourse and debate becomes confusing, because we are trying to compare apples and oranges. let me first on up to the fact that a congressional pay freeze is already in effect -- in place. our salaries have been frozen. when it expires, we will rise to the location and freeze it again. we are elected by the people, and those decisions can be made on behalf of the people. we're not talking about congressional salaries today. they are in place. they exist. what we're talking about is the ice officer and it -- i need with in the rayburn building, who works every day to protect his country -. federal employes a party given up enough to help the deficit, custom and border protection, dea officers, fbi, health and human services,
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
statement and i would like to congratulate the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee for her appointment as the ranking member of this subcommittee. we have had the opportunity to already work together previously and we have had some meetings before we started scheduling some of the hearings. we are looking forward to working together to strengthen our nation's borders. and i would also like to recognize the republican members of the committee. jeff duncan from south carolina. second term. he is a veteran of this subcommittee and second term in congress as well. we are looking forward to his service on the subcommittee and in the congress and i want to congratulate him as well as being selected as the chairman of the oversight committee chairman. steve palazzo from mississippi is with us. he is a c.p.a. united states marine. veteran of the persian gulf war and still is in the army national guard in mississippi. we appreciate his service to the country and congress and looking forward and he has interest in maritime issues. and congressman barletta who is here from pennsylvani
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 10:00am EST
chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker very much, and we had an historic occasion last evening, but i rise to comment on a number of issues, and i first want to acknowledge and pay tribute to a texan that was buried yesterday in a tragic incident, chris kyle, a navy seal, who had served this country, loved this country and came back to his family and children and took a cause to help serve troubled veterans. and as he was doing so, along with his friend, chad, one of those troubled veterans shot both he and his friend. what a tragedy, and i think it is important to note the thousands who mourned him and the per session that took him to his burial ground yesterday and to say thank you for serving this nation but coming home to care about those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. that leads me to bring up this whole question of sequester. in my own city of houston, i was able to some four years ago establish the first posttraumatic stress disorder center in a hospital that was not a veterans hospi
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 10:00am EST
chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: my friend from massachusetts is absolutely right. what most america is waiting for is for us to address the very abyss that we put ourselves in, the cliff we put ourselves in. the fact that we became hostage to this idea of a commission that was necessary because we could not get members on both sides of the aisle to be able to work together on what should be cut. that's why my friends on the other side of the aisle had members who did not understand how government function. republicans did not understand that congress is a rainy day umbrella, this we are supposed to serve the america people. people can say that rome is burning or the cities and towns of economy are asking us to finally answer the question. under the laws that we adhere to, the president has a right to submit his budget. that should be very clore. no legislation here on the floor is going to dictate the president's budget. there is a law that is supposed to be said the first monday in februar
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 10:00am EST
texas, sheila jackson lee, and i recognize -- i yield to her two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for two minutes. without objection. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman very much. i thank the gentlelady, congress woovepl moore, for her -- congresswoman moore, for her leadership and thank her for bringing reality to this day. the last 18 years we have had the cover of the violence against women act and i was glad to be here in the re-authorization time frame. but i'm also very glad to claim that the amendment that was offered by congresswoman moore and conyers and porter and myself in the rules committee prevailed. for we in fact introduced the senate bill. but the leadership of the house, as it relates to the democratic members, was strong. because we introduced the bill just like it. but let me tell you what is happening with the legislation from the house side, the substitute is fuzzy legislation. it's almost as if you name your son and daughter jane and john but you start calling them girl and boy. you take away the definitiveness o
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
engineering from union college in new york. our next witness is dr. shirley anne jackson, president of windsler polly technic institute since 199 . she served as the chair of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. she also has had an extensive career working in several prestigious physics laboratories, researching subatomic particles. dr. jackson earned her ph.d. in theoretical elementary particle physics from m.i.t. our final witness is dr. charles vest, president of the national academy of engineering. he was elected to this position in 2007 and is serving a six-year term. dr. vest also is the president emeritus of the massachusetts institute of technology and earned his ph.d. in mechanical engineering from the university of michigan. prior to his time in the academic world, dr. vest was vice chair of the u.s. council of competitiveness for eight years and a member of the president's committee of advisors on science and technology during the bush and clinton administrations. both dr. vest and dr. jackson were also distinguished members of the panel that authored the original 2005
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 1:00pm EST
good friend and colleague from texas, sheila jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: let me thank the gentlelady from maryland and thank her for her leadership. this is a very important statement today because i was on the floor earlier this morning and said that we should not go home, we should stay here. i'll say it again, we should not go home. we should stay here. all the chatter of disagreement and accusations and blame games, what should be the message to the american people is, in fact, that we are committed to find some form of common ground. common ground is enormously challenging when there is no give from my republican friends. i do want to applaud congresswoman today that the violence against women act was passed because of democrats championing the right direction so that immigrant women, so that lgbt community, and so that native americans could be specifically covered, which as a lawyer is what the law is all about. fuzzy legislation cannot work, but when you specifically designate in law the protection of these groups, then you have brought about a change. i say that only because
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
the successes and misses of the federal government. andrew jackson bred horses. maybe not as public as somebody like herbert hoover. rutherford hayes fought for education for blacks and whites. presidents today to a lot of on nonprofits. they work to make changes they think they could not or would not make as presidents. they use the platform later and perform these duties. host: there is a debate happening on twitter. this is an individual saying this. people are talking about this as we take a look at the benefits and perks presidents are getting after they leave office on this presidents day. we go to doris next. caller: a great program. givene first lady's analysts after their husbands leave office? guest: former first ladies do not receive anything until they are widows. widows are authorized to be provided 20,000 lives a year in benefits after their husband passes away as long as they do not marry. if they remarry, they lose those benefits. currently, there is no way to accepting the $20,000. in order to accept it, you have to not accept any other pension. you would only get the
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
participating in this public meeting. jose quinones, the vice chair is billbynum from jackson, mississippi. gary of coastaacosta is a foundr of the hispanic real estate professionals. don baylor is a senior policy analyst at the center for public policy priorities in austin, texas. mike brown is the executive developer of housing in oakland california. steve alston is the head of business development in mountain view, california. laura cortez is vice president for alternative financial solutions in omaha, nebraska. elizabeth is the director for consumer and state affairs at the aarp public policy institute in virginia. the associate professor of law at the university of minnesota in minneapolis. patricia is the president and executive director for pennsylvania. patricia is the director of never housing services in phoenix, arizona. adam is a visiting professor of law at harvard law school. james mccarty is the president and ceo of the miami fair housing center in dayton, ohio. jennifer is deputy director in washington, d.c. william jefferson from radcliff, ky. michelle is the
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
you believe that, this would not solve it. lisa jackson, the director of the epa made the statement in response live on tv to my question. it will cost between 300,000,000,400 billion per year. is this going to reduce co2 emissions? she said it will not. the reason is the problem is not here. it is in china. it is it in india and mexico. there is where you will have a problem with of the effect freebase. they have to go where there is energy. if we curtail energy over here with the text that will reduce the emissions, the mid back tree base will have to go to someplace. host: as many of the members know, james inhofe serving as the top republican on the senate armed services committee. birmingham, alabama. democratic calller. go ahead. caller: my question is i listened to the president last night. with all the things going on board -- with all the things going on around us with north korea, are we in a position to have a weaker military did what we had in 9/11 or should we have a stronger military? are we able to continue to scatter men all over the country and leave us defenseless
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 1:00pm EST
politics." let's hear from jackson, mississippi, jason, republican caller. caller: thank you. there was a couple of really somewhat offensive and i think probably logical fallacies that occurred and i need further explanation so do the listeners. when the claim was state add few moments ago about the title 5 in saying that it's, quote, clearly needed, an example of that, for instance, more than 50% of white voters in mississippi voted for president obama. that's a logical fallacy. the claim doesn't support the supposition. the question would really be, what is the proof then without sort of the biases, the nature of political bias, for these claims. the heritage fellow stated that real claims are against, for instance, alabama, haven't been present or credible. i really don't understand why it's sort of making me feel like i'm listening to a radio show from the 1950's when in fact it was 2013. host: mr. berman for a response. guest: you look for example at a town in mississippi, in 2001 it was a majority black town. but the governing board, the mayor and city council, was all white.
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 10:00am EST
by jesse jackson jr. and senator john kerry to place a statue of rosa parks in the capitol of the united states. [applause] i got an uproarious reaction to it. what can you say to presidents, past and future, preachers from all over the country, a statue. i promised them that the legislation would pass and quickly. now, that funeral was november 2, and on december 1, president george w. bush signed it into law. 50 years to the day that rosa parks sat down on the bus in month combomry, alabama, 50 years to the day. so rosa parks can feel right at home in the capitol joining sojourner truth, dr. martin luther king and other american heroes. she inspires all who walk the halls with her quiet strength, her pride, her dignity, her courage. i told you how rosa parks is recognized by congress and friends of congress. now i'd like to share with you comments from one of my invited guests. the baseball great willie mays, my fellow californian, born in alabama, who saw the same injustices as rosa parks did as he was growing up. he couldn't be here today, but he sent a letter and he said i co
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 10:00am EST
tomorrow. and i would like to thank jesse jackson. without his efforts every single day, every week pushing to have that statue done, it would not be in that hall tomorrow honoring her. i need to give credit. appreciate the moment to say that. i look forward to working with her as we implement the programs' regulations. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from michigan. mrs. miller: mr. speaker, first of all i would like to associate myself with the remarks about rosa parks. my ranking member just made. think about one person with that act of courage literally changing the nation. it's a remarkable thing. we were very proud in michigan that she came to be a resident of michigan in her final years where she served, as you can imagine, so extraordinarily well and inspired so many people. certainly entirely appropriate that her statue to her takes place in statuary hall monks presidents and other -- amongst presidents and other national leaders. we are looking forward tomorrow to that unveiling of her statue
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
alfonzo jackson. please stand and be recognized. [applause] i want to turn the podium back over to senator george mitchell. >> years ago, when bob dole, howard baker, tom daschle, and i gathered to establish the bipartisan by -- bipartisan policy center, we were dismayed to the extent to which our political process appeared to be in gridlock as a consequence of excessive partisanship and ideological posturing. that concern is heightened today. i frequently cite the example of the presidential campaign of 1800 when jefferson supporters called president adams a hermaphrodite, lacking, they said, the strength of a man or the gentleness of a woman. supporters said that its jefferson were elected, robbery, rape, and murder would be openly taught and practiced in our country. it was rough and tough when we were there, but it has gotten proper and tupper today. we at the bipartisan policy center believe it is possible that men and women with strongly held different political philosophies can come together in good faith to try and deal in a responsible way through principled compromise wit
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
do, because the kids have to say it. [applause] next, i would like to introduce carolyn jackson, ceo of st. christopher's hospital for children in philadelphia. thank you. located in north philadelphia, the third poorest nation -- district in the nation. our children grow up with significant challenges and health disparities. when i first came here in 2010 as the ceo i knew that we needed to consolidate our general pediatrics practices on campuses, and i knew that we need to expand them for better access. we have over 25,000 of kids to receive primary-care on campus. the thing i did not know when we started is we needed to change the care model. it took a bullet-rated -- bullet-riddled car for me to realize that. a group of teachers were fighting after school and a carload of boys and drove over to the home of three brothers to settle the score. when they arrived, they fired at point-blank range into the car, killing the teenagers and wounding the driver. the driver immediately came to say chris, the place he knew, trusted, the place where he and his friends had received care since i
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
representative schweikert. >> ♪ >> after president-elect andrew jackson's wife died in december of 1828, her niece family assumed the role of first lady. >> paul goodman negatives washington had to say about andrew jackson, they loved family. negatives thate washington had to say about andrew jackson, they love at emily. she became his acting first lady. she entertained beautifully. she was polished. she knew exactly how to do the things. truck spill she was one of the ladies >> one of the women to serve as first lady. these and one of "first ladies: image and influence" begins on presidents' day. -- season one. >> he thought she was the smartest person he ever knew and he knew that she would tell him the truth. she was not going to sugarcoat. one of the tapes i absolutely love that came out was the one where she is analyzing his speech. he asked her to do it, but she was really tough on human. >> it started out nice. [laughter] >> mother always did start off nice. she "just, no, i think you should do..." he used to tell me your mother has the best judgment and you should always li
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
abroad as secretary of state. earlier today, former rep jesse jackson pleaded guilty to using $750 million in campaign money for personal use. an attorney for the former congressman spoke briefly with reporters out of the district court. here's a look. >> obviously this has been a very difficult morning for all of us who care about jesse jackson. it was a morning that had become. those in court saw that he did precisely that. he had to come to terms for conduct for the people that care about him. the process that begins now is about explaining that conduct. the way we will do it, it will not be on the courthouse steps. it will not be on over winfrey, no offense to oprah winfrey. it will be with lawyers, court documents, evidence, witnesses, and arguments. i hope you all respect that. there is reason for optimism. a man that talented and devoted to public service, who has done so much for so many, there will be another chapter in the life of jesse jackson. a chapter for the people that care about us. i will answer a question i have seen many times. the turns out that he had serious
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
, one of whom, sheila jackson lee, has distinguished herself in many different areas, but has been a thoughtful leader in the area of comprehensive immigration reform and currently the ranking member on the house committee on homeland security subcommittee on border and maritime security. and also is a senior member of the house committee on the judiciary and the important subcommittee on immigration and border security. we are thankful she is a long time champion of a fair and humane immigration system. and i yield the floor to congresswoman sheila jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: i would like to thank the distinguished gentleman from new york and the distinguished the gentleman from nevada. and i particularly want to thank them for hosting this vital discussion, this special order and pay tribute to them for doing a service to the nation. when we speak on the floor of the house and we come from different states, new york, nevada, texas, ohio, i think we have just about covered america. it has an amazing impact on our colleagues and certainly constituents. so we all owe you a debt of g
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
update. >> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife appear in federal court separately in washington to answer criminal charges that they allegedly engaged in a scheme to spend campaign funds on personal items. but the democratic congressman and his wife have agreed to plead guilty in deals with federal prosecutors. jesse jackson jr. is charged with conspiracy and his wife with one count of filing false joint federal income-tax returns. maximumkson's face penalties of several years in prison and he also faces several hundred thousand dollars in fines and forfeitures. stealing linked to the chinese government is prompted the obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of u.s. data and corporate trade secrets. a report released today considers other fines and actions against china, or any of the country found guilty of zeiger espionage. former house speaker newt obama and thethat's democrats are 8 to 10 years at of the republican party concerning the face of the changing the electorate. and finally come home builders began -- finally, home builders
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
investigation? -- with this fbi investigation? caller: unfortunately there are no dates. jesse jackson jr. was settling that case this week. literally dragged on for several years. the move at their place and aren't pushed on by any public pressure. it moves slowly. host: shane goldmacher, congressional correspondent with "the national journal." an update about senator bob addendas and allegations against him, which he has denied. back to our questions for all of you this morning. spending cuts versus tax increases sequestration. what do you think? a republican collar -- caller: i grew up first- generation american. my father worked two jobs. my parents had to pay for everything on their own. they never got a penny from the government, never even asked for it. let me say that i think america has become a country where we want the easy way out on everything. i would suggest that most people in this country have not worked with or in the federal government to actually see how representatives and our representatives in the white house -- and our members and the white house to use that money.
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 2:30pm EST
statutory reform and legislation, execution, but there is a principal named walter jackson in houston who took over a turnaround school. these kids were reading at a second and third grade level. he needed people to actually knew how to teach second and third graders but these new english lit. even though the state of texas was enthusiastic about what they were doing, there are rules on the books concerning teachers of record in licensure prohibiting them from signing an elementary teachers. when he talks about looking for opportunities to make sure that your people at the state level are not accidently getting in the way of people wanting to serve kids, there is an enormous expanse of stuff like this that has built up over the decades that is well deserving of your interest. >> we have a few minutes, governors. "we are probably a bit of an anomaly throughout the 50 states because we have a single school system or the entire state. we are an island state, obviously. some the other non contiguous states, alaska, bomb, and others, can relate -- guam and others. i'm not quite sure how it
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 8:00pm EST
development. live coverage begins at 9:30 eastern on c-span3 as c-span dot org. >> after andrew jackson wife died in december 1828, her niece assumed the role of first lady request family was perfect. she covered everything. the women all liked her. the women's opinions meant more than people thought in washington. emily became his acting first lady. she entertained beautifully. she was polis. -- she was polished. >> emily donaldson, one of the women who served as first lady in our series "first ladies, and applaud and image." and first of its kind product for television. season one begins on president's day at 9:00 p.m. >> a day after his state of the union, president obama traveled to north carolina to highlight his proposals for creating jobs. he repeated his call to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. these remarks permit in north carolina. re made in northade i carolina. >> hello everybody! hello, north carolina! it is good to be back. i love coming to asheville. love coming to asheville. michelle and i always talk about how, you know if after this whole presidency thing
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
ordered. ms. jackson lee: a group that we don't hear a lot about because they have no voting rights are children. on friday, march 1, our children will be in the eye of the storm for a sequester that will occur, will impact children, particularly head start. so many of my head start on the nations have cried out for the leaf, title 1 funding. i say to them, we are going to come together. it may not be on friday. but we know we're going to look forward to overturn what has been a process that was put in place because president obama and the democrats were ready to make sure the government was going to run and others were not. now we have a crisis. but that crisis will not last long because we democrats will put children first and find a solution to ensure that the american people have the resources that are necessary to provide services to ensure the quality of life that their tax dollars pay for. we must have revenue and yes, we must have spending responsibility but we cannot undermine the american people. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman fr
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am EST
a couple years ago. let's hear from jackson, mississippi. jason, republican caller. caller: thank you. there is a couple of really somewhat offensive and i think -- i need further explanation and so do the listeners. the claim was stated moments ago about title v and saying it is clearly needed. an example is, for instance, more than 50% of white voters in mississippi voted for president obama. that is a fallacy. the claim does not support the supposition. what is the proof, then, without the biases? to understand the nature of political bias? from these claims, the heritage fellow stated, real claims against alabama have not been present or credible. so i don't understand why it's sort of makes me think i am listening to a radio show from 1950 when in fact it is 2013. host: we go to mr. berman for a response to that. guest: in 2001 it was a majority black town in mississippi. but the governing board, the mayor, and the city council were all white. in 2001 when there was going to be elections and it was clear that black voters were going to be able to win seats in that election, t
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
from jackson, where the capital is. i retired in 2009. it is a good thing. i was a civil servant. now in the state house there is legislation where some young republicans want to phase out our state retirement program for civil servants. house bill 486 allows people to just elect, if they want to contribute to like a personal retirement system instead of state retirement. host: as far as your personal plan, is that grandfathered by these proposals from the legislature? caller: most of the bill has been in committee. they grandfathered me in because they have retired -- because i have retired. the same thing will for the retirement system, it will bleed people also. host: you do not have to mention specifics, but do you receive a monthly benefit, then? >> it is -- caller: it is about $1,300. i have saved up about $30,000. i am set up, in a way. host: are you going to take social security? have you? caller: i am 58, it will be awhile. host: what did you do for the government? caller: i was a librarian. host: that is charlie, calling us from mississippi. you can choose the line that best
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Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
united states that was created. andrew jackson basically ended its charter. there's a long history of mistrust in parts of the united states about the central bank and what it does. back in the jefferson and hamilton days, a lot of the farm state bankers did not trust the first bank of the united states. there is a federal reserve board in washington made up of seven governors and chairman who is ben bernanke. then there are 12 regional fed banks. they're all part of this federal reserve system. the regional fed bank, every chartered bank of the united states has to pay in capital to the federal reserve banks and in return they get a dividend. but these are not banks the way we think of commercial banks. the federal reserve bank of new york is not like citigroup out there trying to earn big profits to return to shareholders. their job is to manage the money supply. it is also to be a lender of last resort in a crisis, which is what the federal reserve did in 2007. when there is a run on a bank, when depositors flee the banking system because they are scared their money will disappear,
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